Master of Law in EU and EEA Law to UiB
The Faculty of Law at University of Bergen will establish a Master of Law in EU and EEA Law (LLM).
At the University Board meeting on 24 November, it was decided that the the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen (UiB) will establish a Master of Law in EU and EEA Law.
“We are delighted that the University Board has approved the Master of Law in EU and EEA Law. Work will now begin towards planning it’s start up,” says Professor Christian Franklin, at the Faculty of Law, UiB.
Franklin is academically responsible for the Master’s program, together with Associate Professor Ingrid Barlund.
The program is a so-called LLM (Master of Law), which is usually a one year master's degree in law, where the students specialize in one area of law.
Although there are other LLM degrees in EU law, the Master's program at UiB is the first of its kind in Norway, and unique given its emphasis on EEA law. It is thus the first of its kind in the world. The course language is English and admits both foreign and Norwegian students.
Faculty Dean, Karl Harald Søvig, is very satisfied with the decision on the faculty's first LLM, not at least that it concerns EU and EEA law.
“The EU and EEA is the most far-reaching international collaboration that Norway is involved in. It is largely regulated by law, and for the faculty it has been important to align our first LLM with a theme that affects students both in Norway and abroad,” says Karl Harald Søvig.
The Faculty of Law has extensive expertise in EU and EEA law. Here we see the Research Group for European Law at the European Court of Justice. (Photo: Kim E. Andreassen)